The brooms were out for Whitehall’s final regular season boys volleyball game, and now they’ll prepare for the league championship.
They swept Parkland last Friday earning their sixteenth win of the season. It was a spirited match that saw them play perhaps their best game defensively all year.
“We were just all over the place making plays,” said head coach George Cowitch “That’s what we’ve been working on and asking these guys to do, and it was just awesome to watch and to see, not letting the ball drop. Fantastic.”
Starting off its busy May slate, Bethlehem Steel FC battled hard but fell on the road to the Charleston Battery, 2-1, at MUSC Health Stadium.
DARTS: Salem Lutheran wins lv title
In the 63rd Lehigh Valley Championship Series between the Suburban League and City League, it was Salem Lutheran of the Suburban League beating East Hills Moravian of the City League 3 games to 0, for their 16th Lehigh Valley Championship.
Jeremy Lim and Nick Rohn paired up for a long climb through the District XI AAA Boys Doubles brackets last week, giving Whitehall a dynamic duo that was just one step away from the finals.
Lim and Rohn were competing at the district doubles tourney which began at Lehigh University for the opening round, and then later switched to Saucon Valley High School midweek as they played in unseasonably hot weather. However, they overcame the heat and three opponents to make it to the semifinals.
After the Charlotte Checkers literally manhandled the Phantoms at the PPL Center in game two of their division championship series, nobody would have predicted that the Phantoms would go on the road and sweep the next three games to win the series.
The 6-0 drubbing in game two seemed to have sent a message to the Phantoms who responded by winning three straight - including a historic game four – to head to the Conference Championship against the Toronto Marlies.
As the Whitehall girls 4x100 team sat on the benches waiting to collect their gold medals at last week’s EPC Track and Field Championships, Amanda Crooks draped her 100 meter gold medal around the neck of Helen Davis.
Crooks had won the gold medal earlier that afternoon, and the gesture to her injured relay teammate was to affirm that Davis was still a part of them.
If you’re hankering to fish for some hard fighting and tasty striped bass, head over to New Jersey.
Weather continues to change schedules for league playoff games this week.
Here’s the latest as of Wednesday afternoon:
The District 11 track and field meet is still on for Wednesday, May 16, for day one with day two scheduled for Thursday, May 17. Both days take place at Whitehall High School with action beginning at 3 p.m.
Thursday will be a busy day for area baseball and softball teams:
Day one of the Colonial League and East Penn Conference championship track meet took place on Tuesday at Whitehall with day two scheduled for Wednesday afternoon.
For Whitehall, Madelyn Mertz took fourth in the 300 hurdles. Look for a recap of both days in next week’s edition.
Colonial League Championships
Bangor (B), Catasauqua (C), Northern Lehigh (NL), Northwestern (NW), Notre Dame of GP (ND), Palisades (Pali), Palmerton (P), Pen Argyl (PA), Salisbury (S), Saucon Valley (SV), Southern Lehigh (SL), Wilson Area (W).
Erik Kratz is a guy who has come to accept his baseball life for what it is. In each of the last eight seasons, the Telford, Pennsylvania product has played at least a couple of games in the majors and has done so with six different major league teams, including the Phillies. He continued the streak last season when he played in four games with the Yankees and he’s returned to the organization this season and is playing for Triple-A Scranton/Wilkes-Barre.